Research Briefs: Relationship Quality & Marriage

These short summaries highlight recent research findings and suggest policy implications on issues related to child well-being and the social and economic circumstances faced by unwed parents. Click here to see the complete list of Fragile Families research briefs.

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No. 39 Parents’ Relationship Status Five Years After a Non-Marital Birth
No. 37 Fathers' Risk Factors and their Implications for Healthy Relationships and Father Involvement
No. 36 Effects of Welfare Participation on Marriage
No. 29 Do Good Partners Make Good Parents? Relationship Quality and Parenting in Married and Unmarried Families
No. 25 Racial and Ethnic Differences in Marriage Among New, Unwed Parents
No. 24 Religion and Marriage in Urban America
No. 23 "His" and "Hers" Marriage Expectations: Determinants and Consequences
No. 21 Unmarried African-American Fathers' Involvement with Their Infants
No. 20 The Effects of Welfare and Child Support Policies on Union Formation
No. 17 The Retreat from Marriage Among Low-Income Families
No. 16 Barriers to Marriage Among Fragile Families
No. 14 Union Formation and Dissolution in Fragile Families
No. 12 Incarceration and the Bonds Among Parents
No. 10 Diversity Among Unmarried Parents
No. 9 Is Marriage A Viable Objective for Fragile Families?
No. 7 The Living Arrangements of New Unmarried Mothers
No. 4 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Low Birthweight

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